WWT Slimbridge A SPOONBILL on the Rushy this morning, later relocating to Zeiss hide with a second bird roosting on the river. Also two Little Ringed Plovers on the Rushy and another on South Lake, with 50+ Black-tailed Godwits. (Martin McGill/Jon Mercer/Ian Hull). A Red Kite from the Rushy at 9:20am. (Jonathan Bull). From Van de Bovenkamp hide birds included ten Shelducks, six Shovelers, 25 Mallards, ten Tufted Ducks, a Common Crane, 20 Avocets, five Lapwings, two Redshanks and a Buzzard. (Margaret G). Pics by Jon.
Forest of Dean Along Cannop brook below Nagshead birds included a male Pied Flycatcher, a Spotted Flycatcher, an adult Nuthatch feeding young and two juvenile Grey Wagtails. Nearby a Green Woodpecker, two Siskins, 3+ Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, two Small Coppers and a Large Skipper. (MK).
Around Heywood Plantation and Edge Hills today a Cuckoo calling briefly, two Wood Warblers, five Garden Warblers, a pair of Whitethroats, a male and two juvenile Stonechats, seven Tree Pipits and two Crossbills. (Andy Jayne). Pic by Andy.
Nailsworth/Avening/Cherington A Marsh Tit appeared to enter a nest hole at Nailsworth Garden Centre. An adult Marsh Tit feeding fledged young at Nag’s Head, Avening and a Marsh Tit close to Cherington Pond at ST895991. Also three pairs of Tufted Ducks on the pond. (Jake King).
Daglingworth A Spotted Flycatcher and two Corn Buntings this evening. (Andrew Morrison).
Gloucester At Alney Island this afternoon two Cuckoos singing, 1 along the riverside (Port Ham) and seen at SO815191 and 1 heard on Castlemeads at SO823185. (Ian Elphick).
Brockworth A Grey Heron on the roof of a house in Boverton Drive. (Jade Monaghan).
Frampton From Splatt Bridge today two Common Cranes, a Kestrel, a Little Egret, Skylarks and Meadow Pipits. (Josh Adamms).
Ashleworth Ham Two Lapwings with two chicks, a Little Ringed Plover, a mle Teal, a Cuckoo, a Mandarin duck, a Curlew, an Oystercatcher and two Great Spotted Woodpeckers feeding very noisy young. (John Fletcher).